Leading Business Motivator
Patricia Russell-McCloud is a “visual speaking experience” and spellbinding professional orator. With more than 20 years on the lecture circuit, she is categorized as being one of the nation’s best. Her speaking style is engaging, highly substantive, well-researched, pertinent to her audiences, and entertaining. Distinguished and distinct, Russell-McCloud’s style is classified as “big, broad and animated,” which leaves her audiences anxious for more. Her most recent literary work, A Is for Attitude: An Alphabet for Living, uses the alphabet as a touchstone and truly inspires readers to reach their highest potential. Read More >
"On behalf of the APC team and all of the attendees, I want to express our deepest gratitude for a phenomenal keynote presentation! You exceeded all our expectations. I can honestly say it was one of the best keynote presentations at the Administrative Professionals Conference in the last seven years I’ve worked on the Conference. You resonated with the audience on many levels, and had everyone listening with engaged enthusiasm. It was obvious that you did your homework and knew the audience. Your every word connected to their lives, both professionally and personally. You were the first keynote at APC to ever receive TWO standing ovations – one mid-presentation and one at the end. Wow!"
"[Les] Brown and Russell-McCloud are among the top professionals in the field. In 1983, when Russell-McCloud turned her back on a successful career as an attorney and a broadcast bureau chief, people said she was crazy. “I left a good-paying job,” she says. “Everyone wanted to know what was wrong with me, including my parents. My husband said he would support me, ‘So try it.”’ She tried it and now travels 200,000 miles a year, making more than 150 speeches and has spoken to audiences of 50 to 20,000. Like Brown and other leading motivation experts, Russell-McCloud has a number of corporate clients and spends a lot of time speaking at corporate conventions and meetings."
"After reading Patricia Russell-McCloud’s book A Is for Attitude, I knew that she was the person I wanted for my upcoming Sales Conference. It was going to be a tough sales year and I knew that Pat would lift their spirits and challenge them to succeed not only on the job, but in their personal lives as well. Some of the comments after the conference were… “Pat was the best ever”…”I would love to have her on CD to listen to while working to keep me pumped up…” and “Awesome”. She is a great speaker who conveys meaningful messages with a great passion."
"In the theater we call Patricia's ability to establish instant communication with the listener 'stage presence'—the world calls it 'charisma.' It is a quality which many seek, but only few ever obtain, or possess."
"This was my first time at the conference. What an experience to meet so many incredible women! Every speaker had a message and delivered impressively. But I must say, I cannot get over hearing you speak. There was only one problem with what you said. It was too short! And yet, so much was said. Amazing truth spoken, meaning conveyed. My soul was enlivened. If anyone walked away un-empowered - they were not paying attention. You have been blessed with an inspiring gift. It is powerful to see someone use their gift with their whole heart. Thank you."
"Dr. McCloud provided a wonderful keynote address at our recent Cancer Information Service, National Cancer Institute National Meeting. Her words were inspirational and motivational and the attendees thoroughly enjoyed her leadership insight, energy and message delivery."
"It is my business to know an exceptional speaker when I hear one. Patricia's content, style of delivery and her audience response all rate a '10'."
"The audience was absolutely spellbound by your message."
"What a dynamo speaker Patricia was! Inspiring. I need to re-learn my “ABCs”. Can’t wait ‘til the next one."
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